posted on 7:22 PM, July 6, 2016
Project leader: Sharon Stevens
This pilot program, modelled on the US EPA Air Quality Flag Program, will include the development, implementation and reporting on an introduction of the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) School Flag Program in BC. It will engage children, their parents and the school community to learn about and use the AQHI as a health management tool within the school setting and at home. It will identify and measure changes in awareness and air quality stewardship actions through pre- and post-program feedback. This research focuses on reaching a key at-risk audience — children, who play an important role in introducing and motivating behavior change within families and communities.